SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814

CTFF 2017 Opening Ceremony – 30mins

Director: Angelina Jolie
Screenplay: Angelina Jolie & Loung Ung
Producers: Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Rithy Panh & Ted Sarandos
Cambodia / Narrative Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 136 mins 

Synopsis: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five, when the Khmer Rouge came to power, to nine years old. The film depicts the indomitable spirit and devotion of Loung and her family as they struggle to stay together during the Khmer Rouge years. Q & A with Writer and Executive Producer Loung Ung after the screening.



CTFF Welcome Its Newest Member: Shawna M. Lesseur


Shawna M. Lesseur is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Connecticut completing her dissertation, “Pinching Politics Through Film Narrative: An Ontology and Pedagogy of Genocide Film.” She holds Masters Degrees and Graduate Certificates in the fields of English, Human Rights, Political Science, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.


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